The Centaur’s Route

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The Centaur’s Route

The centaurs were creatures from the Greek mythology with the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse. Those creatures were roaming free according to local legend in the woods of the famous mountain of Pelio, in Greece. Taking the road to Pelion you will pass a statute of the centaurs that used to roam these hills. Finally, you come to the village of Portaria which is only one stop in the Centaur’s route.

This is a beautiful walking path in the forest of mythological Centaurs, with a stream running all along it. This path will lead you to an almost secret woods behind the village with the only sound coming from the bubbling water. The scenery is delightful, running water, shady, beautiful trees, wooden bridges and small waterfalls. The hike is not difficult so everyone can enjoy it. Even if it is a hot day you won’t suffer from the heat. The hike starts at the exit of the village Portaria. At the end of the hike there is a stone water fountain with very good drinking water and some benches for you to rest. It is a well-marked, relatively short circular route that lasts less than 30-40 minutes. Good trekking shoes are advised as the stones and leaves can be very slippery. So, if you want to follow the footsteps of the legendary Centaurs, do not miss to walk the famous path.